"Flight patterns are starting to line up for The Proud Bird, the new LAX-adjacent food hall with an aviation theme. If all goes as planned, things should kick off by May 15.

The long-running Proud Bird space has been getting a massive overhaul since early 2016, but things are starting to wrap up. That’s good news for fans of the 60s-era restaurant space, and even better news for aviation geeks looking to eyeball some aircraft memorabilia. Among the proposed final details to land on site is a full Douglas DC-3 Dakota plane, as well as a Soviet-era jet fighter, and a Lockheed Model 12 (of which only 130 were reportedly ever made)."

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"The LA Times has details on the project, which is set to transform the longstanding Proud Bird restaurant (which sat within sightline of the runway strips and is, naturally, aviation-themed) into a 50,000 square foot mega-complex filled with a variety of vendors at all levels. There are no specific names being mentioned yet, but those will start to trickle out as the 10-month renovation project moves along.

The new Proud Bird production will ultimately featuring lots of shared tables and various lounge areas, making it perhaps something more akin to the OC Mix Mart than the longstanding Grand Central Market, which still values individual vendor space over communal dining."

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"The 50,000-square-foot space will include a variety of food and beverage kiosks, in addition to an area devoted to food from the Proud Bird. A representative for the space said the specific vendors are still being confirmed.

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For the first time since opening its doors in 1967, the iconic Proud Bird restaurant and event space, which has been offering diners breathtaking views of Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX) runways, will embark on a 10 month renovation beginning February 1st. With strong ties to the local community, the Proud BIrd will maintain its aviation-inspired theme when it transitions into a food hall with various food kiosks offering diverse artisanal cuisine, paying homage to the cultural melting pot that is Los Angeles and its busiest transportation hub, LAX.

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